Thomas-Greenfield to guide US delegation to World Cup closing ceremony

The White Home introduced on Wednesday a U.S. delegation headed by Linda Thomas-Greenfield will head to Qatar for the closing ceremony of the World Cup.

Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will journey with 5 different public officers to Doha on Dec. 18.

The delegation consists of Timmy Davis, the U.S. ambassador to Qatar; Amanda Mansour, a particular assistant to the president and a senior official with the Nationwide Safety Council; and Claudio Reyna, a former skilled soccer participant.

Additionally becoming a member of are Reps. Darin LaHood (R-Sick.) and Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), who’re each co-chairs of the Congressional Soccer Caucus.

The delegation will head to Qatar on Sunday, when the final match between the World Cup finalists is anticipated earlier than a closing ceremony with featured artists and celebrations on the Lusail Stadium in Doha.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Qatar for the World Cup’s opening ceremony in November.

Qatar is an important accomplice for the U.S. within the Center East and hosts quite a few American troops, however the nation has come below elevated scrutiny in recent times for its therapy of migrant employees and of LGBTQ individuals.

The Netherlands defeated the U.S. and eradicated the American staff from the event earlier this month.

In 2014, the Obama administration despatched then-Vice President Joe Biden to Brazil for the World Cup’s festivities.